Royal Edinburgh Her Saints, Kings, Prophets And Poets.
Macmillan and Co.
Large 8vo. 7 x 10 inches. xiv + 486 pp. Bound in half red morocco, gilt, over red boards by Morrell of London (binder's label); spine in compartments with raised bands decorated gilt. All edges gilt, with fore edge painting. Blue marbled boards. Slight wear to extremities, but otherwise a fine copy. Illustrated throughout by George Reid, including frontispiece and on verso of list of illustrations. Decorated by publisher's device on verso of half title and by endpiece vignette. A handsomely bound history of Edinburgh with a very fine fore edge painting of the city. Margaret Oliphant (1828-97) was a Scottish novelist, historical and travel writer. The book is illustrated by Sir George Reid (1841-1913), Scottish portrait and landscape artist, known also for his brushwork views of Edinburgh and pen drawings.
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